The Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy proposed new rules as a necessary step to bring licensure protocols into effect. These proposed rules would primarily change the term “certificate holder” to “license holder,” and outline continuing education requirements for renewal once licensure is the law of the land, among other modifications.
Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: State Board of Massage Therapy
402 W Washington St, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Title: Certified Massage Therapist
Requirement: 625 hours, MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: Certifications expire May 15 of every fourth year (2021, 2025, 2029)
Massage therapists in Indiana need to renew their certification by May 15, 2021. The renewal fee is $150 and proof of professional liability insurance must be submitted upon renewal. Massage therapists can renew online or by paper copy.
House Bill 1289, which was passed in 2017, will create mandatory licensure in Indiana after the rules are final. Those who are currently certified will automatically roll into licensure. Those who are not certified have 183 days after the rules are final to apply through grandfathering.
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The Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy is working to finalize licensure rules stipulated by HB1289 (passed in 2017), which creates mandatory licensure in Indiana.
The Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy is drafting rules to fill in the details of the state’s new massage therapy licensing law, which changes Indiana’s system from voluntary certification to mandatory licensure. Nothing will change until 183 days after the Board issues the new rules, which will not be for quite a while. Once the rules do go into effect, all existing certifications will be “rolled over” into licenses.
Would you like to contribute to the vitality of the massage profession in Indiana? Two positions are currently open for Indiana state-certified massage therapists on the Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy. The Board is the licensing authority for massage practitioners the State of Indiana.
We previously notified you about Indiana House Bill 1289, changing the state's massage therapist regulation system from "title protection" to mandatory licensure. The bill passed in the legislature, and has now been signed into law by the governor.